There was a time in my life that I partied. I partied hard. Granted, I was in college and livin’ the life but when I look back on those days, I have no idea how I did it or how I’m still alive. I still enjoy going out and having a few drinks but my tolerance is like night and day compared to what I use to drink and how often I go out. Since I’m getting married soon (I have only told a few people the FULL wedding details), my sweet friends decided to take me out for a girl’s night out. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a ‘bachelorette party’ but it was along those lines.
We got a hotel and planned dinner and a night out in Plano at the Shops at Legacy. I must admit, I’ve been there many, many times but have never gone out there. It was quite nice, there were only a few of my good friends there so we didn’t have to worry about drama and trying to please 15 girls. We’ve all been to those parties where half the girls hate each other and it’s no fun for anyone. After dinner, we ventured bar to bar. Some places we had a shot, while other places we stayed and mingled a while. My two girlfriends that I went out with are both single. Neither of them are in a serious relationship, they’re just dating and having fun. While bar hopping, many guys approached my friends and I was thrown back into old memories of what the dating world was like and how much I don’t miss it. I’ve been in a serious relationship for 3 years and before my fiance, I was in another relationship for 3 years before that so I haven’t witnessed or experiences the dating world in forever.
I was reminded how gross the guys were and their attempt at getting laid was embarrassing. Their approach made me want to throw up and I wonder how or more importantly, WHY any girls would give them a chance. I understand we were at the bar and they can’t all be night and shining armour but have guys always been douche bags and I was just blinded? The few women who approached me all asked the same question ,”Are you sure you’re ready?” Some even were frank and said, “Don’t do it. I’ve been married a couple times and it never works.” I was in complete shock. What are wrong with people?
At the end of the day (err, night) those douche bags and women who said marriage wasn’t going to make it reminded me that I am in my relationship for all the right reasons and I can’t wait to marry Quinn. I’m so thankful for him and glad that we found each other. I had such a great night with my friends, it was long overdue. I’m truly blessed.